Pest Photo

Walter Peraza Padilla, National University of Costa Rica,

Proximus stubby-root nematode

Trichodorus obtusus

Proximus stubby-root nematode (Trichodorus obtusus) is a nematode pest.

"Stubby-root" nematodes can cause a stunted or "stubby" appearing root system. Trichodorus obtusus is one of the most damaging nematodes on turfgrasses, but also may cause damage to other crops.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.